Dating back to ancient B.C. artisans, glass made its way from Egypt all the way to then-Roman Syria around the 1st century. It is there that glassblowing, as we know it today, has its roots. This could explain why the Italians have mastered this art form.
Our glassblowing studio contains two furnaces, three glory holes and three annealers. They are the heart of the hot shop. There are free demonstrations DAILY so stop by the studio and engage with our artisans.
If you are an artist looking for a place to work, well, we offer studio rental too. We prefer artists who are responsible and mindful of their surroundings. Each person is required to visit our studio and meet with the office staff as well as our hot shop tech before any rental agreement can be made. Please contact us via email if you'd like more rental information.
Thank the Chinese for developing the print, specifically the woodcut. During the 15th Century, the Western world used prints mainly as playing cards. Printmakers have been a part of every art movement! Some famous printmakers include Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, William Blake, Marc Chagall and Picasso.
The printmaking studio comes equipped with just about everything one needs in order to make and produce professional-quality prints. We have a Whelan press as well as a Conrad press. There are other general printmaking furniture (drying rack, acid bath, water bath, inking table, paper station and various working spaces) around the studio. Additionally, our Vandercook Universal I letterpress has its own little corner, including a vast selection of type.
For more information on studio rental and/or classes, contact the office and someone will be happy to speak with you.